Portable Wyze Cam

Mobile Wyze. We always want to keep an eye on the little one, so having a camera on him at different locations is idea, but of course these need to be plugged in.

Years ago I bought this New Trent travel charger (model NT700C) and it’s been used pretty much all over the world in our travels. It packs 7000mAH. What I love about it is the built in plug that folds away.

It’s pretty heavy, and it dawned on me that if I stick one of those metal Wyze pads on it, and used a short (6") USB cable, I have a portable Wyze cam. So I did that. I think it lasted around 5-6 hours.

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I’m using a Samsung 10000 mAh


in the same way, but it’s a lot less bulk.
Lasts about 23 hours, cost was $16.

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Bulky is relative. At 6" x 4" x 0.8" (the Samsung one) I find it bulky, while the New Trend is 3.7" x 2.6" x 1.4" (almost half the area but double thickness).

Just checked out the footage, on the 7000mAH I get roughly 5h15m of footage, and that is at night with the IR one, maybe it would be more during the day.

More juice though, that’s pretty great!

On the New Trend, I can actually plug it into the wall receptacle and the camera stays on the unit due to the strong magnet. That is pretty cool!

Great way to power the cam. Thanks for posting. I use a 10k mAH Anker version for this and it lasts as long as I need it to (so far.) The cam pulls enough power to keep the Anker battery on. (Smaller devices like a bluetooth earpiece don’t, and the unit turns off.) . I have a solar power mat that I might try. I bet it won’t put out enough power to keep the cam powered (and would be worthless at night of course), but worth a shot!

Great idea, just one question, if ur using this while traveling what are you using for wifi, how do you switch wifi setting to what’s available???

I can’t speak for the OP, but an inexpensive travel router solves this issue. You set up the camera once to the travel router, then using it as a bridge, you connect the router to the location’s wifi. The router will remember the settings for different locations.

See the last section in the topic below for more details:

Yeah, that’s a good point. I suppose if I had to travel with it, I would hope I had my cell with data and always piggyback on my own wi-fi on the phone, this would be the the only way I’d feel the connection would be secure enough…

The travel router solution I mentioned above also has another benefit. It effectively walls off your camera behind a firewall and separate WPA encryption away from the local wifi network.

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Weird, I can’t find a way to quote from another post… I didn’t see your post @Loki

If you set your phone up with the same SSID/encryption/password as at home, then the camera will connect to it easily; same as you suggest using the travel router but over cell signal.

I have a travel router, with a built in battery actually, so technically I have the ideal thing to use it for travel :slight_smile:

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When you select text from an existing post, you should see a quote button pop up above it like this:

That’s certainly true, but it’s then burning up cell data as opposed to presumably free hotel/shop data. But if you have unlimited cell data, it may not matter.

I use a travel router, ssid and password is the same as home. Don’t have to reprogram any devices. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P5QDQ1B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_XHN0CbNM2RGK2